Smoking in Outside Spaces

Forest has commissioned extensive polling and research into public attitudes and behaviours with regards to smoking in outside spaces.

For example:


  • A majority of the public do not believe that smoking in parks and on beaches should be banned.


  • Research conducted into smoking in four parks across London – Queen’s Park, St James’ Park, Victoria Park and Queen Mary and Mile End Park found that the number of people smoking in the four parks under observation represented an insignificant proportion of visitors, comprising an average (weighted) of 1.6% of total park visitors.


  • A copy of the FOREST report is available here